All of these definitions come from The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff, both by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. All of the words. The Meaning of Liff .. The secret Masonic method for dealing with a grimsby is as follows: remove it carefully with the silver tongs provided. The Deeper Meaning of Liff has ratings and reviews. MLE said: I will admit it, if anyone else had written an entire book of definitions that th.
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I cannot but love this witty little dictionary: This is a second book in the “Meaning of Liff. An opening gambit before a game of chess where the missing pieces are replaced by small ornaments from the mantelpiece.
The cigarette end someone discovers in the mouthful of lager they have just swigged from a can at the end of a party. Continually making small talk to someone who is trying to read a book.
The worn patch of ground under a swing. Liff a village near Dundee in Scotland is then defined in the book as “A book, the contents of which are totally belied by its cover. CS1 Danish-language sources da EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January The last page of a document that you always leave face down in the photocopier and have to go and retrieve later.
Meaaning didn’t realize when I bought it that it’s an updated form of The Meaning of Liff, rather than a sequel with different content.
I will never be emaning to thing of some of those locations the same again. The or of applause which greets the sound of a plate smashing in a canteen. I will admit it, if anyone else had written an entire book of definitions that they then attached meaniing the strange names of towns, and cities, there is no way I would have read it, but this, this is written by Douglas Adams, possibly my favorite writer ever. Jan 30, Becky Bullock rated it really liked it.
You can like many of these types of books read the entries from A to Z in order – but its hard going – however it is more fun to simply flick through the book picking out entries and reading their descriptions.
Adams explained in The Salmon of Doubt how the practice of assigning a meaning to the name of a town originated from an English exercise he had to msaning at school, which was turned into a game when he was on holiday in Greece with Lloyd.
They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. That irrational and inevitable discrepancy between the amount pooled and the amount needed when a large group of people try to pay a bill together after a meal.
In MayI began including a short word definition in my e-mail signature. So it seemed like a good time to read the version on my bookshelf again in anticipation. The practice of dribbling involuntarily into one’s own pillow. The quality of not being able to pee while being watched.
For instance, any book the dust jacket of which bears the words, ‘This book will change your life’. Feeling a pregnant woman’s tummy. This is the book that does that for you: Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanicwhich was produced by a deper that Adams co-founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling 7 and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses.
He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Place names starting with P are assigned grid coordinates. Hence this web page. An afternoon wasted on watching an old movie on TV. What I find more interesting than the individual words — creative and amusing as they are — is the fact that all the new words are the names of real locations somewhere on our planet.
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This prescriptive dictionary contains: But the more you turn pages, the meanjng you see they are comically skewed, squashed and manipulated, reflecting some of the ridiculous diagrammatic representations of simple things we see on a daily basis.
This one isn’t either, but some definitions just shine with Douglas Adams ‘ wit and therefore it’s nice to dip into once and again. To try to remove a sticky something from one hand with the other, thus causing it to get stuck to the other hand and eventually to anything else you try to remove it with. Ina Dutch version was published under the title Kunt U Breukelen?
Published April 19th by Three Rivers Press first published Wonderful rush of relief on discovering that the ely q. The book is a “dictionary of things that there aren’t any words for yet”. The thing that rattles around inside an aerosol can.
Blank, sly and faintly embarrassed. Sudden stab of hypocrisy which goes through the mind when taking vows as a godparent.
A person who never actually gets round to doing anything because he spends all his time writing out lists headed ‘Things To Do Urgent ‘. Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny 2? This sadly hasn’t aged well. The deeoer of green which is supposed to make you feel comfortable in hospitals, industrious in schools and uneasy in police stations.
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